Doctor’s call to ‘equally protect’ boys with HPV vaccine – BBC News

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Image copyright Kirsty Bonney Image caption Kirsty Bonney says she believes the inoculation should be available to all teens

A mum-of-two is calling for boys to receive a vaccine currently merely paid attention to daughters to protect against cancer.

The Human Papilloma Virus( HPV) jab is offered to teenage daughters in the UK to protect against cervical cancer.

A health committee will meet subsequently to review whether boys is advisable to be given the jab, which can protect against throat and penile cancers.

Dr Kirsty Bonney from Devon paid privately for sons Zak, 13 and Finn, 11 to be immunised.

She made the decision after working on a chemotherapy unit where she looked after two young men with HPV-related throat cancers.